There are a lot of misconceptions about what it’s like to be a security guard. Some people claim to have had a negative experience with one or two, whereas Hollywood likes producing comedies about the profession. Contrary to popular belief, security guards don’t have an easy profession. They aren’t lazy and they don’t eat donuts all day (or was that a stereotype about police officers?).
What would our beloved shopping malls, office buildings, bars, clubs, and social events be without the protection of a security guard? We definitely wouldn’t feel safe, that’s for sure. Security guards are always on high alert, just waiting to jump to action at the sight of suspicious and/or dangerous activity.
Some might think that security guards just stand around all day with 0 mental stimulation, but this simply isn’t true. Sure, they might appear to be at ease most of the time, but a big part of their job is scanning their surroundings. They must stay aware and vigilant in order to best assess the probability of potential criminal activity.
Security guards ultimately fill the places in our society that local law enforcement can’t. Virtually every place we go to on a day-to-day basis has a dangerous risk to it. That’s the unfortunate reality of the world we live in. Without the service of security guards, we would face a hundred times more danger and risk than we already do.